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Nathan Vredevelt Info & Update Post

Here's the link to the Blazers web site regarding donations for Nathan's accident.  The basic facts are Nathan has Down's Syndrome, got separated from his supervisors, and tried to cross I-5, presumably on foot, and was hit by one or more vehicles.

Kudos to the organization for helping.  Please post updates if you hear any.  Since this may be the only time I have work-related knowledge of something relevant to the Blazers, here's some info I posted in the game thread way way after the game ended.

In Oregon, if a person is hit as a pedestrian and does not have insurance, they can claim the medical benefits available to the driver of the vehicle that hit them. It's called "no-fault medical," meaning insurance will pay even if the policy holder did nothing wrong.  Since no-fault medical is mandatory for auto policies in Oregon (meaning if you have auto insurance, you have medical coverage on the policy), the minimum amount available to him would be $15k, and could be up to $100k depending on how much insurance the vehicle (or vehicles) had. In addition, for medical providers in Oregon, there is a cap on each charge that is legally allowed for each service (much like your health insurance is allowed to "cut" the bill due to a pre-arranged agreement with the provider, except this is state mandated, and only applies to workers comp and auto claims). So, his bills will likely be reduced by the Oregon fee schedule when the car insurance pays the bill, and the provider would not legally be allowed to balance bill the kid. That, in addition to the donated money, should help out a lot. If he was hit by two vehicles, he would have two different policy limits available to him, even if neither of the drivers did anything wrong.

I hope that makes everyone feel a little bit better. I worked in auto-medical claims for a few years recently before switching to 3rd party claims, and Oregon has the 2nd best medical coverage in the country for autos (Michigan has no limit on their medical coverage, and no time limit for how long they will pay.  Oregon's medical statute is one year).

All this is assuming that the cars that hit him have insurance. Fingers crossed!

 

 

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